Rabu, 06 Mei 2009

TEC Lingo Wireless Mouse

If you have been saving money for other laptop mouse, you may probably have to hold on to it for now because TEC's Lingo wireless mouse may turn out to be a more tempting offer. Not only it functions like a traditional mouse, the TEC Lingo may come as the "world's smallest mouse" at only 27.5 x 60 x 19 mm and 0.8 ounces.

This tiny mouse can cover up to 800 dpi for those precise clicking needs. It also has 2.4 GHz with a range of up to 32.8 feet, and about 15 hours of battery life with automatic shut off if left dormant for 5 minutes.As much as this mini wireless mouse looks cool, I honestly think that handling the TEC Lingo may take a high learning curve. Not only you have to get used to handling the smallest mouse, but also scramble to find it inside your bulky laptop bag.

Although it is currently unavailable in the United States, you can have one of these simply by shipping.


Selasa, 05 Mei 2009

PinkTooth Women’s Bluetooth Headset

Nearly a decade into the new millennium and it's still blue for boys; pink for girls.

That said, enter PinkTooth.

Obviously, PinkTooth is Bluetooth wireless headset created especially for girls.

PinkTooth, by ChicBuds, is lightweight and is designed with comfy earbuds so it won't wear you ear down during those hour/s-long phone calls.

6 hours talk time, up to 200 hours of standby time, and crystal clear sound make this a must have for any 21st century chick. And did we mention is encrusted with Swarovski Crystals? And comes packaged in a couture "candy" tin?

It's perfect for the Kimora Lees and Paris Hiltons of the world.

PinkTooth is designed with a 2-color LED and uses a rechargeable Li-Polymer Battery.

It's available at ChicBuds for $49.95.


Senin, 04 Mei 2009

Ego IceBar2 Waterproof Nano Speakers

iPod Nano's have become quite popular gadgets that almost everyone has nowadays. Such a portable gadget makes it quite convenient for users to bring around anywhere, almost. Though they are quite handy and portable media players, iPod Nano's still are not well protected from getting wet. They lack suitable waterproofing.

The Ego IceBar2 is a waterproof iPod Nano speaker system can be a good addition for the popular portable media player. This waterproof casing houses a speaker system as well as enough space compatible putting 1st to 3rd generation iPod Nano's inside. The speakers itself are waterproof and made up of full range 45mm Neodymium Drivers. Speakers are powered by four AAA batteries also housed within the IceBar2.The body is made up of Polycarbonate plastic with a silicon elastomer o-ring seal that will keep the insides dry. Its membrane click wheel is made up of Santoprene to allow better control of your iPod Nano from the outside. The Ego IceBar2 is waterproof as well as shatter and spill proof. It allows you to use your iPod Nano even in a wet environment such as the shower, the beach or in the pool. In fact, the IceBar2 is also equipped with a removable float that allows the unit to easily float in a body of water for easy location. Available at the Atlantic Store for US$80.


Ultrasone Pro 900 Headphones Review

Let me say this right now. Your music is not good enough for these headphones. Remember that $4 milkshake from Pulp Fiction? That only scratches the surface of how utterly awesome the UltraSone Pro 900 headphones are. From listening to MP3’s to working in Pro Tools, I was honestly blown away by the sheer magnitude of quality that the Pro 900’s achieve.

The Pro 900’s come with a really nice hard shell case, two styles or cord, and two styles of velvet ear padding. They even come with a demo CD that contains various genres of music and sound effects. They are constructed of a thick plastic and plush velvet foam and feel very solid and comfortable even after hours of extended use.

These headphones are basically a thesaurus for every positive descriptive term there is, they’re that incredible. Rich and balanced bass response is complimented by refined treble and mid range frequencies. Discerning ears will definitely hear differences in bit rates and levels of production quality of their MP3’s. That’s the thing, the Pro 900’s are so accurate and true that they’ll literally pick apart your music. You’ll notice flaws in recording techniques and appreciate subtle nuances that you’ve never heard before.

As I’ve mentioned in past headphone and earbud reviews, an important variable in gauging the quality of a headphone is going to be the source material you’re listening to. With today’s music listener using primarily MP3’s that have fluctuating compressions, it makes it more difficult to accurately judge what’s really going on.I was able to clearly tell when recordings and mixes were all over the place as well as when everything was tight and compact. For whatever it’s worth, it definitely made me more critical towards my judgement of recorded music. But a rare treat in that. Makes me wish I had had these twenty years ago!

The only thing I didn’t like about the Pro 900’s was the input jack. You need to attach the 3.5mm adapter to use it with any MP3 player and it ends up sticking out really far and can be slightly obtrusive. Other than that, these are the best headphones I have ever heard point blank, period. If they’re in your budget or you have to save up for a couple months to buy them, they will be one of the best things you can buy for yourself as a music lover. Even from an audio engineering standpoint, mixing and recording with the Pro 900’s was a sheer blast. I absolutely recommend the UltraSone Pro 900’s to everyone who has the cash to drop on some immensely amazing headphones.


Kamis, 30 April 2009

Nokia 5800 Star Trek edition warms up the UK for the movie

As trekkies dust off their costumes and prepare them for the long wait in line for the premiere of J.J. Abrams' reboot, Nokia are offering something to help them accessorize - Nokia 5800 Star Trek edition. It will come preloaded with Trek-related content like a phaser app, which will definitely help fend of people with lightsabre applications.

The Nokia 5800 Star Trek edition will be available in the usual color versions - red, blue and black/silver. Remember now, red uniforms are for tactical/engineering, blue are for science officers and silver… Okay, here our treknoledge betrays us.

Other content that will come preloaded with the Nokia 5800 Star Trek edition includes Trek wallpapers, screensavers and exclusive ringtones including "Phazer Shot", "Red Alert" and "Kelvin Communicator". Nokia 5800 Star Trek edition will be available in the UK starting May 1st for free with a 25-pounds-a-month contract with either Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile or Orange. It's just in time for the movie, which opens on the 8th of May.

Another interesting 5800-related piece of news today is that the phone will launch with Nokia's Comes With Music service in Brazil. During the first month after the launch, it will be available only through Brazilian operator TIM.

There's heavy accent placed on Brazilian artists with several domestic labels signed up to deliver content. The phone will be offered for 399 Brazil reais (181 US dollars) with an unlimited data plan. Some promotion-related perks offered by TIM include two months of free download of content and free access to the Internet and email.

Nokia 5800 Comes With Music is available in Brazilian stores starting today and everyone who preordered from the online store should get theirs by the end of the week.
General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 - American version
Announced 2008, October
Status Available. Released 2008, November
Size Dimensions 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm, 83 cc
Weight 109 g
Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
- Handwriting recognition
Sound Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers
- 3.5 mm audio jack
Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Detailed, max 30 days
Internal 81 MB storage, 128 MB RAM
Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB, 8GB included, buy memory
Data GPRS Class 32
EDGE Class 32
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash
Video Yes, VGA@30fps
Secondary Videocall camera
Features OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
CPU ARM 11 369 MHz processor
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + Java downloadable
Colors Black, Red, Blue
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
- MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
- MPEG4/WMV/3gp video player
- TV-out
- Voice command/dial
- Document viewer (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF)
- T9
- Photo editor
Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1320 mAh(BL-5J)
Stand-by Up to 406 h (2G) / 408 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 8 h 45 min (2G) / 5 h (3G)
Music play Up to 35 h


Sony Ericsson C905

The C905 is Sony Ericsson's first Cyber-shot slider and its most advanced camera phone yet. With an 8.1 megapixel camera and real camera flash amongst its cutting-edge capabilities, it offers easy photo-taking in a phone that derives its looks from a digital camera and offers the picture quality to match.

The camera features auto focus, face recognition, a new feature called Smart Contrast, image stabilization, BestPic, red-eye reduction, xenon flash as well as photoflash for both photos and videos.

The camera is clearly the main selling point with the C905, but Sony Ericsson haven’t skimped on other features. The C905 has GPS, WiFi, HSDPA high-speed data, stereo Bluetooth and an FM radio.The display is a 2.4″ 240 x 320 pixel QVGA-resolution scratch-resistant mineral glass TFT display, and tucked behind it is a slide-out numeric keypad. There’s also a version of the Access Netfront web browser, push email support, instant messaging and of course a multimedia player.

The Sony Ericsson C905 measures 104 x 49 x 18 (19.5) millimetres, and weighs a massive 136 grams. It'll be available in Copper Gold, Ice Silver & Night Black in early Q4, with a bundled 2 GB Memory Stick Micro M2.

It comes in three variants, two with full support for UMTS and HSDPA in the certain regions (even America). The battery is good for 380 hours of standby or 9 hours of talk on GSM networks, or 360 hours of standby or 4 hours of talk on 3G networks.

The C905’s GPS can be used with Google Maps or Wayfinder, but it’s not clear what sort of satellite navigation options might be available as standard. As the C905 isn’t a smartphone, then the GPS functionality might be a little limited.

specifications :

General 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - C905a
Announced 2008, June
Status Available. Released 2008, October
Size Dimensions 104 x 49 x 18-19.5 mm
Weight 136 g
Display Type TFT, 256K colors
Size 240 x 320 pixels, 2.4 inches
- Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Sound Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, AAC ringtones
Speakerphone Yes
Memory Phonebook 1000 x 20 fields, Photo call
Call records 30 received, dialed and missed calls
Internal 160 MB
Card slot Memory Stick Micro (M2), up to 8GB, 2GB or 8GB card included
Data GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
EDGE Class 10, 236.8 kbps
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, DLNA
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0
Camera Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, xenon flash
Features Geo-tagging, face detection, smart contrast, image stabilization, smile detection (with update), videocalling
Video Yes, QVGA@30fps
Secondary No
Features Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
Browser WAP 2.0/HTML (NetFront), RSS reader
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Night Black, Ice Silver, Copper Gold, Tender Rose
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support; Wayfinder Navigator 7
Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
- MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player
- TrackID music recognition
- Picture editor/blogging
- TV-out
- Organizer
- Voice memo/dial
- T9
Battery Standard battery, Li-Po 930 mAh (BST-38)
Stand-by Up to 380 h (2G) / Up to 360 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 9 h (2G) / Up to 4 h (3G)

Rabu, 29 April 2009

Samsung s30.

Samsung recently unveiled the Instinct s30 mobile phone, which on the outside looks like a smaller version of the original Instinct. However, the Instinct s30 is not really a mini Instinct.

Compared to the original Instinct, the s30 has a far sexier appearance. The curves around the edges make it more pleasing to look at compared to the blockish stature of the original Instinct. The 3.2-inch display with 432 x 240 resolution, however, leaves us begging for a much clearer screen. It takes quite a while to turn the power off, and the teeny-weeny 1GB microSD card slot makes it hard to eject. The saving grace in the Instinct s30's design is having a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack.
The Instinct s30 uses the similar OS to the original Instinct, which some users find disappointing. The icons on the main screen could not be customized, and the text messages still appear as a pop-up alert even when the message panel or web browser is loaded, making an utter nuisance. The built-in applications for MySpace, YouTube, Facebook, and Photobucket come as mildly impressive, but the applications found in BlackBerry App World come as superior. But when it comes to the basic tasks like typing a text message, making calls, and checking voicemail, users can definitely rely on the s30.

The biggest beef about the Instinct s30 is the expensive price tag. Getting this phone on contract with Sprint for $130 could leave you wanting. The mobile phone does not have a radio nor WiFi connectivity. The web browser features a large sidebar that appears as a waste of space, and it only appears fine for viewing mobile web pages (but not that good in web pages). It does not have a multi-touch feature or even an accelerometer.

The bottom line: The Samsung Instinct s30 would have been a great lower-end phone if it is promoted as such.


HP Probook s-series

Hewlett Packard announced a new line of inexpensive notebook PC targeting the business professionals. The HP Probook series is expected to become one of the most versatile business notebook portfolios in the industry. The design of the HP Probook combines the matte and glossy surfaces while stripping out the extraneous, leaving a very minimalist look.

The standard series (or the s-series) of HP Probook models have a mercury-free design, featuring high-definition LED backlit displays with a choice between 14-inch, 15.6-inch, and 17.3-inch diagonal widescreen sizes. Like other Probooks that will be developed, the s-series is distinguished by a unique keyboard design and a set of professional innovations previously found only on higher-priced modelsThe innovative layout of the keyboard provides a visually open and spacious appearance, with keys raised from the surface. You can use it just like any other keyboards, only that the raised surface makes it less likely trap dirt and dust, while making it easy to clean and more maintenance free.

Some of the HP Probook models will have the latest in wireless connectivity through HP Mobile Braodband. Using a single module, the HP un2400, the HP Probook enables to support multiple mobile broadband network technologies and mobile operators. The s-series will also have HP QuickLook 2 software, which provides access to e-mail, calendar, task, and contact information at the touch of a button. Meanwhile, the HP Sparekey makes the hassle of forgotten passwords less stressful by using a sequence of predetermined personal information questions to gain immediate entry to the system.
In addition, the Probook s-series has been developed for reduced impact on the environment by eliminating or reducing substances said to harm the environment, using fewer resource and consuming lesser energy.


Selasa, 28 April 2009

Philips Xenium X530 Phone

The Philips Xenium X530 is a recent flip top phone to come out in the Xenium phone series. The difference now is that this is the first mobile phone associated with the said brand after its mobile phone division was bought by a certain Chinese company. But despite the changes, it is still an attractive mobile phone worth a second look.

The main attraction for this Philips Xenium is, initially, by how it looks. An attractive design makes the Xenium X530 worth considering. This, along with its long lasting battery life that is now associated with the Philips Xenium phone series. This mobile phone can last up to 850 hours of stand by time and 8 hours worth of talk time.
The Philips Xenium X530 also features a one-inch OLED display on the outside along with its 2.2 inch OLED screen when flipped open. This mobile phone also has a 2 mega pixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 connectivity, FM radio and music player. The Xenium X530 is quite a basic phone to have, but also worth a look by its sleek design and long battery life.


Senin, 27 April 2009

Sony Announces Two New Bluetooth Headphones: DR-BT100CX and DR-BT101

Whether you’re planning on listening to music or making calls, Sony has labelled its latest wireless headphone duo as perfect for either audio form.The DR-BT100CX and DR-BT101 are essentially the same thing: Bluetooth headphones capable of streaming music and voice calls from your handset into your ears. The main difference though is that BT100CX sports an in-ear design and BT101 looks like traditional headphones.
But several technical differences hide under their differently shaped exteriors. For example, the BT100CX earphones have 9mm driver units inside and are capable of a frequency response of 6Hz-23kHz, while the BT101 cans have more powerful 30mm driver units inside and a 14Hz-24kHz frequency response.

The duo both support Bluetooth 2.1, feature echo- and noise-cancellation technologies, have a 10m reception range and are compatible with four Bluetooth profiles: A2DP, AVRCP, HFP and HSP.Sony’s in-ear cans only take 2.5 hours to recharge, but you’ll have to wait for four hours before the BT101 headphones will be fully powered up. Unsurprisingly, the overhead model’s longer charge translates into 12 hours of life and 200 hours of standby time, compared to just eight hours' playback and 120 hours standby life on the BT100CX model. Both units are charged through USB.
User controls for the BT100CX headphones are built onto a small controller unit and the larger over-ear can’s buttons are built onto each earphone.



Like other manufacturers including Samsung to launch a touch screen terminal with integrated qwerty keyboard type slide. Il terminale potrebbe chiamarsi OMNIA PRO seguendo la distinzione fatta da altre case per i terminali con tastiera qwerty ed avere caratteristiche molto interessanti: The terminal could be called OMNIA PRO follow the distinction made by other manufacturers for terminals with qwerty keyboard and have very interesting characteristics:

* display touch screen amOled 3.5 pollici WVGA 800×480 amOled the touch screen 3.5-inch WVGA 800 × 480
* sistema operativo windows mobile 6.1 (aggiornabile appena disponibile al 6.5) operating system windows mobile 6.1 (upgradeable to 6.5 as soon as available)
* tastiera slide QWERTY orizzontale horizontal slide QWERTY keyboard
* fotocamera da 5megapixel con autofocus, stabilizzatore immagine, flash e video 5megapixel camera with autofocus, image stabilizer, flash and video

Non sono ancora certi i dati riguardanti Ram e Rom (anche se saranno superiori a quelli dell’attuale Omnia) e del processore (dovrebbe rimanere il medesimo a 624 Mhz ). Are not yet certain data regarding Ram and Rom (even if they are higher than those of the Omnia) and the processor (it should remain the same 624 Mhz). It is believed that the market may start before the summer holidays. Il terminale, oltre ad avere caratteristiche di tutto rispetto, probabilmente arriver√† sul mercato ad un prezzo molto competitivo. The terminal, as well as having characteristics of all respect, probably will come on the market at a very competitive price. Non ci resta che attendere una conferma, press ufficiale o notizie da Samsung per conferme o smentite. We can only wait for a confirmation, the official press or news from Samsung for confirmations or denials.

Nota: l’immagine che vedete √® una nostra creazione e non rispecchia la reale forma del terminale che potremo comunque vedere tra poche settimane. Note: The image you see is our own creation and does not reflect the real shape of the terminal that we can still see in a few weeks.


Orange launches UK's cheapest touchscreen phone

The UK ain’t no stranger to the credit crisis and nor is Orange, one of many cell phone carriers in the country island. So much so in fact that they’re offering an ultra cheap touchscreen, pay as you go phone, the Vegas. Available in bubblegum pink or black, the Vegas is £48.50 ($72 US) and sports a 2.4-inch screen, 1.3 megapixel camera, media player, FM radio, 128MB of built-in memory expandable by microSD card slot. It’s available now.If you're looking to hop on the touchscreen bandwagon on a budget, Orange has just uncovered a new wallet-friendly handset that might be right up your street.

At a credit crunching £48.50, the Vegas is the cheapest touch screen pay as you go handset in the UK, and is available in classic black or, exclusively to the folk at Orange, a bubblegum pink for the ladiesThe specs are pretty limited as you might expect, but for under £50 you'll get a 1.3 megapixel camera, a media player and built-in FM radio. There's 128MB of built-in memory to store your snaps and music, but you get a microSD card slot that will let you whack up the capacity to a rather respectable 4GB.

Not wanting to discriminate against the pay monthlies among you, the Vegas is also available for contract users, but we'd think this will probably be more of a pull for the pay as you goers out there.

You can get your hands on the Vegas now from Orange stores or online. Keep your peepers fixed on Stuff.tv for a hands-on vid review very soon.


Minggu, 26 April 2009

Hybrid Camera Rigs from Redrock Makes DSLR Filmmaking Possible

The evolution of the camera continues as more advanced features become available. Several years ago, the idea of recording photographs using digital files instead of film was inconceivable, now a new batch of digital single reflex cameras can now store moving images for a high-resolution filming experience.

Most DSLRs have movie modes of at least 720p resolution and Redrock Micro, a leading provider of cinema accessories for digital filmmakers, has found an opportunity in making the DSLR the new filmmaking tool with their new DSLR 2.0 line of hybrid cinema rigs. Fitted to accommodate major DSLR brands like Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Nikon D90, and Panasonic Lumix HG1, these cinema rigs-ranging from rack, rails, and shoulder mounts-can help bring filmmaking to a whole new level.The DSLR 2.0 accessories address the emerging new hybrid shooting style made possible by DSLR video cameras, combining the ultra portability and lightweight of DSLR shooting together with cinema-quality accessories, frames, and standards.

"Redrock's new DSLR 2.0 gear is a fantastic accessory, which can be used with Canon DSLR cameras, and delivers a portable, lightweight shooting rig that can help adapt use of our DSLRs to fit many diverse needs," said David Sparer, senior manager of Canon USA's Professional Product Market division.

There are about two dozen individual components in the DSLR 2.0 that can be mixed and matched upon purchase so you can have the exact configuration you desire. The Redrock DSLR baseplate is the foundations of all DSLR 2.0 configuration, featuring an ultra-light design, unique locking pin for DSLRs to eliminate rotation, and a quick-release clamp for speedy transformations from tripod to handheld shooting.

More than the portability and ease-of-use, budding filmmakers can also rave about how practical these cinema rigs are. From as low as $195, you can now have cinema-quality shots on your DSLR, no more "shaky hand" shots common among digital films.


LG Arena KM900

The LG Arena KM900 is a high-end smartphone that recently debuted in Europe. This device's WVGA display and high-resolution video camera give it an emphasis on multimedia playback and recording.
An Overview of the LG Arena
The Arena has a large touchscreen and LG's new S-Class 3D user interface. This has a cube-based layout, and provides four customizable home screens for direct access to the phone's features. Underneath is a proprietary operating system, not Windows Mobile as with some of this company's other recent devices.
LG Arena KM900As mentioned earlier, this smartphone has superior video capabilities. With its 3.0-inch WVGA display, the Arena is able to play DivX or Xvid movies in Dolby Mobile surround sound. Its 5 MPx camera is capable of recording DVD-quality video, and even 120 fps slow-motion video.

The Arena offer up to 40 GB of storage for audio and video, thanks to its 8 GB of internal memory and a micro SD slot with support for 32 GB cards.

LG promises that the battery offers up to 30 hours of MP3 playtime and 300 hours of standby time.

This GSM smartphone has HSDPA 7.2 -- a very high-speed version of 3G -- Wi-Fi, and GPS.

Overall, it is be 106 mm by 55 mm by 12 mm, and is available in silver and black.

Quick Specs
Operating System: Proprietary OS
Screen Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
Screen Size: 3.0 inch
Keyboard Type: On-screen
Communications: Bluetooth, GPRS, GSM, EDGE, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, UMTS
Meda Type: microSD
Camera Resolution: 5.0 megapixels
GPS: Yes
Dimensions: 4.17 x 2.18 x 0.47 inch
Battery Type: Lithium - Ion
Battery: Lithium - Ion
Release Date: 3/31/2009

Shuttle X50 Nettop Finally Hits US Shores

The Shuttle X50, an all-in-one desktop with the low-power Intel Atom processor, is now available in the U.S. and Europe, the company announced Thursday. The X50 was first announced at CES in January.

It sports a dual-core Atom processor, 1GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive, Windows XP Home Edition, 5.1-channel audio, a Web cam and built-in microphone, 4-in-1 card reader, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, and a 15.6-inch touch-screen display. It's priced at $599. The touchscreen all-in-one Atom-powered desktop is a growing category of Nettops, which are generally defined as low-cost, low-power desktops. Before Shuttle's product was announced, Asus had already released the EeeTop, which has very similar specs. MSI's version is called the WindTop. Though these have only just begun to trickle out to consumers, PC industry observers see this as a viable subcategory of the tired desktop market. Because of the influx of these inexpensive touch-screen Nettops, the overall category of all-in-one desktops--which includes the much pricier Apple iMac and HP Touchsmart--is expected to grow more than 80 percent during 2009.


Selasa, 21 April 2009

Nikon D5000 With ‘Vari-angle LCD’ Is Official

I didn’t post leaked images or really anything related to the Nikon D5000 DLSR because, and to be frank, an articulating LCD ain’t all that and a bag of Doritos. Nonetheless, the semi-hyped DLSR got official today. Packed inside this camera, aside from the 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor, which Nikon says ‘encourages shooting with a fresh perspective’ (remember kids where there is smoke there is fire), is a 12.3 megapixel sensor with a max ISO of 3200, a myriad of auto focus options, face detect, 1280×720 video capture at 24 fps, 4fps burst mode and an SD card slot.

The Nikon D5000 goes on sale late April and will cost $849.95 with a AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, or $729.95 for just the body only.Full release after the ‘leap’


MELVILLE, N.Y. (April 14, 2009) – Nikon Inc. today introduced the new D5000, a digital SLR camera with a host of features and capabilities that deliver superior performance and image quality along with amazing versatility for photo enthusiasts and those new to digital SLR photography. Leveraging Nikon’s expertise and innovative technologies found in its pro-level D-SLRs, the 12.3-megapixel D5000 enables users to capture exceptionally stunning images and High Definition video with remarkable ease.Whether consumers are progressing from a point-and-shoot digital camera or looking to upgrade their current digital SLR and elevate their photographic expression, the D5000 serves as an ideal solution. First time D-SLR photographers will appreciate logical and easy-to-use controls, while creative enthusiasts will appreciate the D5000’s robust combination of features, technologies and performance. The D5000 boasts a versatile 2.7-inch Vari-angle LCD monitor that encourages shooting with a fresh perspective, Nikon’s revolutionary D-Movie Mode and expanded automatic Scene Modes, delivering superior Nikon innovation in a compact, user-friendly design.

“The Nikon D5000 represents a cornerstone in Nikon’s D-SLR line, marrying simplicity and instructive features with superior technology and HD video, allowing the user’s ability and creativity to grow-with the camera,” said Edward Fasano, General Manager for marketing, SLR System Products at Nikon Inc. “While its easy-to-use design will attract first-time D-SLR photographers, the D5000’s rich feature set and high performance will also appeal immediately to more experienced enthusiasts. The D5000 is sure to inspire creativity and originality.”

Broadened Creativity and Adaptability

Photographers can easily compose stunning images on the Vari-angle LCD monitor that they can view in a normal position fitting securely within the camera back, or swung out to be rotated or tilted. The monitor can also be stowed with the LCD panel tucked against the camera back to protect the screen when not in use. This tremendous freedom of movement, along with four Live View autofocus shooting modes, affords users the opportunity to shoot from a multitude of imaginative angles. Easy one-button Live View activation now features Subject Tracking autofocus (AF), which automatically locks onto a moving subject. Even if the subject leaves the frame and returns, Subject Tracking AF maintains focus, making the D5000 ideal for capturing fast moving children and pets. In addition to Subject Tracking AF in Live View, the D5000 features Face Priority AF, which automatically detects up to five faces in a scene and focuses on the closest subject; Wide Area AF, which offers a large AF area for optimal hand-held shooting; and Normal Area AF, which provides pinpoint accuracy when shooting with a tripod.

The D5000’s D-Movie Mode allows users the exciting ability to record HD movie clips (1280 x 720) at a cinematic 24 frames per second with sound. Photographers will appreciate the quality produced whether creating vacation clips or intertwining still photographs and movies in a post-production creative montage. Additionally, the D5000 is compatible with a comprehensive assortment of AF-S NIKKOR interchangeable lenses to provide users with the ability to capture perspectives not possible with typical consumer video recording devices. When using any NIKKOR VR lens, D-Movie clips benefit from Nikon VR image stabilization, which automatically activates during recording to deliver added sharpness and image stability. VR image stabilization also extends the D5000’s performance in low-light situations. D-Movie clips are recorded onto an inserted SD or SDHC memory card and saved as Motion JPEG AVI files for easy editing with widely available video editing software.

Further bridging the gap between point-and-shoot cameras and more advanced D-SLRs are the D5000’s 19 automatic Scene Modes, which free users to capture beautiful images without having to manually adjust camera settings. With the broad range of automatic Scene Modes, including Sports, Portrait, Candlelight, Silhouette, Autumn Colors and more, D5000 is the perfect camera for anyone looking to make inspiring images in challenging photographic conditions.

The D5000 also incorporates a comprehensive set of in-camera editing features to make the most of captured images without the need of a computer. The D5000 also introduces several new Retouch features, including a Soft Filter effect, which applies a smooth appearance to faces or the entire image; Perspective Control, which helps correct distortions in perspective often encountered in photographs of architecture; and Color Outline, which creates monochrome outlines of objects in images by eliminating color and tonal gradations. The D5000 saves each of these edited images as a separate JPEG file, ensuring the original image is left unmodified. With Nikon’s exclusive Picture Control Settings, photographers can quickly select various image appearance profiles that include Standard, Neutral, Vivid, Monochrome, Portrait and Landscape settings. In addition, Picture Control provides the ability to create and store up to nine user-defined custom profiles to reflect each user’s personal preferences for hue, color saturation and image sharpening.

Extensive playback options allow users to review their photos in groups of four, nine, or 72 thumbnail images. Alternatively, users can select the Calendar View to easily group and select images by date. These playback features can be viewed either on the Vari-angle LCD or an HDTV with HDMI connectivity available via a dedicated HDMI port on the camera.

Proven Image Excellence

Consumers will immediately appreciate the benefits of the D5000’s 12.3-megapixel CMOS sensor coupled with Nikon’s exclusive EXPEED™ image processing system, which delivers highly detailed images with vibrant color reproduction and low noise across a broad ISO range. The D5000’s normal ISO range extends from ISO 200 to 3200, allowing for superior shooting in low-light conditions. Additionally, the D5000’s ISO range can be expanded to a Lo 1 setting of ISO 100 or a Hi 1 setting of ISO 6400, furthering the opportunities for previously impossible shots.

Nikon’s exclusive 3D Color Matrix Metering II, in conjunction with the EXPEED image processing system, contributes to the D5000’s ability to capture breathtaking images by instantly evaluating the exposure elements of each scene and comparing it to an onboard database of information from more than 30,000 images. These split-second calculations allow the D5000 to ensure the right exposure-even when conditions are extreme. To push creative boundaries even further, the D5000 allows picture-takers to also use Center-Weighted and Spot metering for added personal control.

Smooth, Swift and Quiet Operation

The D5000’s 11-point auto focus system utilizes Nikon’s exclusive Scene Recognition System with Face Detection to help create the best possible images in a variety of shooting environments. Nikon’s 11-point AF offers best-in-class speed and accuracy, helping to ensure sharp focus, shot-after-shot. Single-point AF is suggested for static subjects, Dynamic-area AF for moving subjects, Auto-area AF for spontaneous shooting and 3D-tracking with 11 AF points for maintaining accurate focus on a subject moving throughout the frame.

Paired with Nikon’s AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR image stabilization lens and the ability to shoot at four frames per second, the D5000 easily captures moments other cameras miss. Nikon’s VR image stabilization lenses reduce the blurring in images due to camera shake, allowing photographers to shoot hand-held at as many as three full stops slower than would otherwise be possible.*

The new D5000 also features the innovative Integrated Dust Reduction System, which offers both an electronic sensor cleaning when the camera is powered on and/or off and the Airflow Control System, which directs dust away from the sensor with every snap of the shutter. These functions work to clear image-degrading dust from the sensor’s optical low-pass filter, helping to ensure spot-free images. In addition, the D5000 features a Quiet Release Mode that reduces the mirror cycling noise for discreet shooting in sensitive situations, such as weddings and other ceremonies.

System Expandability

Photographers and enthusiasts alike can also appreciate the D5000’s system expandability, as the camera can work in conjunction with a variety of Nikon accessories including a broad assortment of NIKKOR AF-S interchangeable lenses. While the D5000 offers a versatile built-in flash, the camera is also compatible with Nikon’s Creative Lighting System and capable of Advanced Wireless Lighting when using the SB-900 Speedlight or the SU-800 Wireless Commander. For those looking to document their photo excursions with geo-tagging, the D5000 is compatible with the optional GP-1 GPS Unit, which automatically records latitude, longitude, altitude and time information when a picture is taken.

The D5000 also works seamlessly with Nikon’s powerful Capture NX 2 image editing software (available for purchase separately), for more advanced photographers seeking greater control over their post-capture images. Capture NX 2 simplifies the path to beautiful images with easy-to-learn editing tools and a highly versatile and elegantly simple interface, which streamline editing procedures.

Price and Availability

The D5000 outfit, which includes the AF-S NIKKOR 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens, will be available at Nikon Authorized dealers beginning in late April 2009 at an estimated selling price of $849.95**. For consumers who want to configure their D5000 system or for photographers who need an additional D-SLR body for an existing system, the D5000 will also be offered as a body only for an estimated selling price of $729.95. For more information, please visit www.nikonusa.com.

About Nikon
Nikon, At the Heart of the Image™. Nikon Inc. is the world leader in digital imaging, precision optics and photo imaging technology and is globally recognized for setting new standards in product design and performance for its award-winning consumer and professional photographic equipment. Nikon Inc. distributes consumer and professional digital SLR cameras, NIKKOR optics, Speedlights and system accessories; Nikon COOLPIX® compact digital cameras; COOLSCAN® digital film scanners; 35mm film SLR cameras; Nikon software products and Nikon sports and recreational optics. For the second consecutive year, Nikon D Series digital SLR cameras are recognized as “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with digital SLR cameras, Two Years in a Row, Tied in 2008.” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2007 and 2008 Digital Camera Usage and Satisfaction StudiesSM. Nikon Corporation, the parent company of Nikon Inc., recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of its legendary F-mount lens-mounting system. Only Nikon has sustained an original lens mount for such an extraordinary period, ensuring that photographers can continue to leverage their previous investments while still taking advantage of new innovations. For more information, dial (800) NIKON-UX or visit http://www.nikonusa.com, which links all levels of photographers to the Web’s most comprehensive photo learning and sharing communities.


Senin, 20 April 2009

Sony Prices & Dates New NW-X1000 Series Touch Screen Walkman In Japan

Sony on Tuesday announced the Japanese pricing and release dates for its two Walkman NX-X1000 series media players first introduced at the start of the year at CES. The NW-X1050, which has 16GB of built-in flash memory, will cost the equivalent of about $403, while the 32GB NW-X1060 will cost $503. Either will be available in red or black when they are released on April 25th.

Both new-generation Walkmans are the first ever to use touchscreens and also sport built-in Wi-Fi that allows for browsing the web, downloading podcasts and viewing YouTube videos. A digital noise canceling feature uses software to filter out ambient noise. Integrated FM and 1Seg TV tuners provide mobile radio and TV, and similarly allow recording of content in markets that support the broadcasts.The players are seen as serious competition to the high-featured and popular Apple iPod products, specifically the iPod touch, with the standout features being their 3-inch OLED touchscreens which provide richer colors and have quicker response times than LCDs. Users can also control the operation of the players with more conventional side-mounted buttons that allow hands-free use.

The players support AAC, MP3 and WMA audio files as well as MPEG-4, H.264 and WMV videos; they should also be cross-platform and support at least basic drag-and-drop music loading in Mac OS X as well as sync in apps that support it. In-ear EX headphones with their own integrated passive noise reduction are bundled with each Walkman NW-X1000.

Sony today also unveiled a range of accessories for the Walkman NW-X1000s, including a leather case that doubles as a stand, a screen protector, privacy filter, silicon case and pair of black or clear hard plastic protection cases.


CinemaView LCD Displays: World’s First Monitor To Feature Apple MiniDisplay Port

Talk about narrowing the scope on your products targeting. Today, Collins America announced the CinemaView LCD Displays, which sport a native Apple Mini Displayport. Available in 19-inch (1440×900), 20.1-inch (1650×1050), and 24-inch (1920×1080) flavors, each monitor includes 3 USB ports, a pass through stereo audio jack and and all in one cable that connects the aforementioned inputs. Yup, they’ve included all that and something they call a UniFrame Aluminum construction, which oddly sounds like a process used to manufacture the new Macbooks. The CinemaView LCD monitors are available for preoorder now for $299, $399, and $499, respectively and will ship this August.Full release below

CinemaView LCD Displays For Macs Announced

April 14, 2009 - Nashville, Tennessee - For Immediate Release

Today, Collins America announces the world’s first product line of native Mini Displayport connected LCD displays made just for Apple Mac computers. The first three models will be available before September 1st, 2009.

Since Apple transitioned its entire Mac product line to the new Mini Displayport jack for connecting external displays no manufacturer has offered plug-compatible display products. Also, no display maker has adopted Apple’s current industrial design theme of Aluminum, black, and glass in products aesthetically matched to current Macs.

The three initial CinemaView display models are sized at 19-inch at 1440×900 pixels, 20.1-inch at 1650×1050 pixels, and 24-inch at 1920×1080 pixels, and are priced at $299, $399, and $499, respectively. All CinemaView models are manufactured to an extremely high quality standard and include a 3-port powered USB 2.0 hub, a passthrough stereo audio jack, and, an all-in-one cable that connects Mini Displayport, USB 2.0, and stereo audio to the Mac. Their UniFrame™ Aluminum construction precisely matches the design of current Apple computers. And, the entire approach taken in designing the products is aimed to precisely please the most ardent Mac fans.

CinemaView displays will be available from the CinemaView web site, from Apple Specialist retailers across the USA, and from hundreds of independent Apple product resellers around the world.

CinemaView displays can be reserved now from the CinemaView web site. Customers placing reservations before August 1, 2009 will receive free shipping to USA, Canada, and EU destinations. More product and reservation information is available at http://www.cinemaview.com.

Collins America is seeking resellers for CinemaView displays located in the USA, Canada, and EU markets. For reseller information please email Collins America at info@cinemaview.com. Press inquiries can also be directed by email to info@cinemaview.com.

Collins America designs, manufactures, and markets exciting, unique new consumer products, with its headquarters located in Nashville, Tennessee, and with shipping operations based in the United States and Europe.


Rabu, 15 April 2009

Samsung SGH-A657 toughs out everything, including its owner

Seems like Samsung and AT&T decided to go a little wild with their new Push to Talk mobile phone. The announced Samsung SGH-a657 is by its nature a squad leader. Figuratively of course, it is the sportiest mobile phone at the present moment. Samsung actually had to pick up military specification codes to design this tough guy. And as the result it meats them. It will be available pretty soon as AT&T has recently declared. Right in time I guess – just before the summer season when you might need it for camping whatever summer activity you prefer.

The sweetest thing about Samsung SGH-A657 is, as mentioned, military specification maintenance. Sounds and works great. Especially if you are really going to use it in extreme conditions of both – cold or heat. It will also tough out high humidity, dust, vibration and sun radiation. All that is nice to know, but we don’t normally choose a cell phone by this specs. As a civilian, SGH-A657 is also quite capable. It Supports 3G network, Push to Talk, Bluetooth v2.0, 128 MB expendable onboard memory, etc. The display only seems to be sacrificed. 176 x 220 TFT is not the thriller but yet, if we consider it as a secondary device for taking it out to rough places, it all starts to make perfect sense.


Selasa, 14 April 2009

Sony Ericsson deserves a lot of credit for bringing music to cell phones. Though it was not the first company to develop the idea, its Walkman handsets have consistently combined a robust music player with admirable sound quality. And that was true a long time before the arrival of the ballyhooed Apple iPhone. Now the company has succeeded again with the Sony Ericsson W580i. Inside a sexy slider design are the usual high-end Walkman features, all of which deliver solid performance. The phone comes in white, black, and gray. We examined the gray model for this review but the features are the same on all models. AT&T has picked up the white model and is offering it at a very reasonable $79 with service. Otherwise, you can buy unlocked phones for $269. To find accessories for this phone, see our cell phone

The W580i has a 1,000-contact phone book with room in each entry for five phone numbers, an e-mail and Web address, a job title, company name and work address, a birthday, and notes. You can save contacts to groups and pair them with a photo and one of 19 polyphonic ringtones for caller ID. You also can select a video for callers and you can choose a pattern for the side-mounted lights. Other essentials include a vibrate mode, a voice memo recorder, text and multimedia messaging, an alarm clock, a calendar, a task list, a notepad, a timer, a speakerphone (usable after you make a call), a stopwatch, and a calculator.

Of course a phone like the W580i wouldn't be complete without such offerings as full Bluetooth (including a stereo profile), e-mail support, PC syncing, USB mass storage, a code memo for storing sensitive information, and USB cable support. The handset also capitalizes on its "Walkman" name by offering a number of fitness applications. There's a pedometer for running and walking, a sports trivia game, and a fitness trainer for tracking your workouts. There's even a bizarre yet interesting application that will let you calculate how long it would take you to walk to various world locations from your home city.Naturally, music is the main attraction on the W580i. Its Walkman player is nearly identical to that on other Walkman phones. Settings include an equalizer, playlists, stereo widening, and shuffle and loop modes. The interface is minimalist, but you can select a color skin and choose from one of two simple visualizations. The player also supports album art, but it won't recognize every song it plays. You also get an airplane mode for listening to your tunes with the phone transmitter off. Yet the W580i holds a new surprise with its "shake control" application. By holding down the Walkman button when music is playing you can advance to the next track by flicking your wrist. It works quite well and it's an attractive feature.

Loading music on the phone is relatively easy. The needed USB cable and the Disc2Phone software are included, so you're saved the pain of shelling out more money for a music kit. The Sony Ericsson software can be a bit clunky, so we're glad that you can also drag and drop music from your PC to the W580i. Internal memory is capped at a low 12MB, so it's advised you use a Memory Stick Micro card. You also get the standard FM radio and a Music ID application for identifying likable tunes you can't name. There's a quirky Music Mate application that shows the correct finger position for various guitar chords and piano chords while playing the notes. You can even use the phone as a metronome.
The 2-megapixel camera shoots photos in three sizes (2-megapixel, 1-megapixel, and standard VGA). Other options include two quality settings, three color effects, a night mode, white-balance and brightness adjustments, a digital zoom (unusable at the highest resolution), and four shutter sounds (there's no silent option). There's also a self-timer, a multishot mode, and an option for taking panoramic shots. The camcorder takes clips with sound and offers a set of editing options similar to the still camera. Clips meant for multimedia messages are capped at 30 seconds; otherwise you can shoot for as long as the memory permits. Picture quality was good, with acceptable colors and little blurriness, but we miss having a flash. The W580i comes with PhotoDJ and VideoDJ applications, and you can connect the phone directly to a photo printer.You can personalize the W580i with a variety of themes, wallpaper, screensavers and clock styles. As always, you can purchase more options and ringtones from Sony Ericsson via the WAP 2.0 wireless Web browser. Alternatively, the phone comes with a Music DJ application for composing your own ringtones. Gamers can enjoy two Java (J2ME) titles, The Sims 2 and Lumines Block Challenge, with additional titles available for purchase.


samsung s8000

The yet unannounced Samsung S8000 specs seem quite the thing, especially having in mind the handset is rumored as the first Android phone by Samsung. As you may guess, it features a high-res display, full suite connectivity and sports Samsung's new 3D interface.
As we already informed you before, the Samsung S8000 is one of the upcoming full touch phones by the South Korean manufacturer. However, until now we knew for sure only one feature - the 5 megapixel camera with dual LED flash.
The Russian retailer Euroset.ru however already posted the S8000 up for preorder along with a few juicy specs details, but shortly after that it was removed from their catalog. Anyway we managed to retrieve the full specs sheet, which of course is not official yet, but seems quite close.
The Samsung S8000 sports a 3.1-inch AMOLED touch display with WVGA resolution and 16 million colors, the 5 megapixel snapper with flash, FM radio with RDS, 2GB internal memory expandable via microSD slot and 3.5mm audio jack. The rich connectivity options include 3G support, Wi-Fi, GPS with A-GPS, Bluetooth 2.1 and USB. Finally its body is only 12mm thin.

Surprisingly, the Samsung S8000 will be running on the Android OS and the new Cube-like button hints of some new 3D graphical user interface changes. The video player will support both DivX and XviD formats.

Back to the online store affair, the Samsung S8000 was posted by Euroset.ru at a pre-order price of approx. 470 euro, but at this stage there is no official word or announcement on this handset.

* Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE connectivity (850/900/1800/1900 MHz)
* Dual band UMTS connectivity (900/2100 MHz)
* Wi-Fi
* Bluetooth 2.1
* Media player
* 3.5mm headset jack
* 5MP camera with autofocus
* 2GB of internal memory
* 1,100 mAh battery
* 108.9 x 53.5 x 11.9 mm

Senin, 30 Maret 2009

LiveSpeakR Portable iPod/iPhone Speaker System

Here’s a company you might not of heard of: LiveSpeakR. They produce one product: an iPod/iPhone compatible portable speaker system. Two grilled speakers flank the dock on either side and tucked neatly at the center is a rechargeable Lithium-ion battery and flip out stand. At first glance, the LiveSpeakR doesn’t warrant a double take but after plugging in my Gen 1 iPhone I can honestly say I’m a convert.

Don’t be misled by the LiveSpeakR’s tiny size, this thing can produce some serious sound. But before we get there let me tell you a bit about its feature set.

Front and center of the LiveSpeakR is an unusual docking system that smoothly accepts my iPhone into its clutches and works surprisingly well given its odd aesthetic. Rotating the dock 90 degrees into landscape mode resulted in the speakers automatically extending beyond the iPhones length allowing the speakers to continue to emit sound unobstructed. A little odd but smart as this allows the LiveSpeakR to be used in both orientations: landscape for movies or portrait mode for music. Instead of utilizing the standard ‘made for iPod’ 30-pin dock, LiveSpeakR opted for a simple headphone jack, which not only works with the Gen 1 iPhone and iPod Touch, but makes it compatible with other MP3 players on the market. The rechargeable Lithium battery placed squarely behind the dock, that not only centers the device’s weight but doubles as a stand thanks to the included flip out, height adjustable mount.


Verizon To Sell Netbook

Following in the foot steps of AT&T, Verizon will begin selling subsidized Netbooks when a customer signs up for a high speed data plan. For now, you’ll have to settle with little to no details as the Verizon’s spokeswoman Brenda Raney would only confirm the original rumor to partner with a Netbook manufacturer, but wouldn’t reveal pricing, manufacturer or a street date for the deal. Read More...

Kamis, 19 Maret 2009

100 amazing iPhone photos

Apple iPhone is the best portable media player ever. It browses the Web like a champ. Fun new interface for navigating within a mobile device. Huge screen looks amazing. Brilliant web browser. Syncs well with PCs and Macs. YouTube function is also fantastic.

Anyway, having said all that, the iPhone’s camera is still quite inferior compared to the current slew of camera phones out there. Most new Sony Ericsson and Nokia phones have a far better camera than that of Apple’s. But I was pleasantly surprised to see the 100 amazing iPhone photos compiled by Haje Jan Kamps of Photocritic.org. They are really amazingly good!

Check out a few of them below which are my favorite.BabyLady
A calm day
Those amazing photos are great for inspirations. Do check out the rest at Photocritic.org.

Now, I love iPhone even more!


Senin, 23 Februari 2009

Vertu Nurburgring Racetrack Titanium Mobile Phone

In the event you missed out on the special edition Vertu Nurburgring Racetrack mobile phone that was produced in a very limited 1,000 units, we found one on ebay with a price tag of US$4,599.The Nokia based phone is designed to commemorate Germany’s famous Nurburgring racing circuit. Each phone comes with the famous racetrack etched on the rear of the device and is supplied with a black leather pouch embossed with the GP flag.Interested? Then don’t wait, jump over to ebay and make your bid! But for us, five grand doesn’t really make any sense in our books.


Kamis, 19 Februari 2009

Apple iPhone 4G Concept

Lately, there has been a lot of rumors on iPhone 4G, and there is even a new features picture at Gizmodo. Look at those smooth curves and the slim design! Of course, the phone in the picture here is an iPhone 4G concept which won’t see the light of day anytime soon.Some of
the new features expected include:

* Sturdy titanium and glass design
* OLED screen
* 3G data speed
* True GPS
* iChat camera
* Removable battery
* Standard headphone jack
* 3.2 megapixel camera
* Video capable
* 32GB capacity
* Messaging lightNaturally this new iPhone has got better features such as a megapixels front camera, a better processor and it knows how to multitask!Well, I certainly hope Apple is paying attention to this!… otherwise let’s hope LG or Toshiba’s touchscreen phones will deliver everything the iPhone didn’t.


Selasa, 10 Februari 2009

Nokia E63

The Nokia E63 is essentially a cut-down version of the existing Nokia E71. It is a 3G smartphone with a QWERTY keyboard and WiFi, aimed generally more at consumers than business people, and with a significantly lower price tag.Some obvious features that the E63 shares with the E71 are the QWERTY keyboard and the 2.36 inch QVGA display. As with the E71, the E63 is a 3G phone with WiFi support, microSD expandable memory, email and VPN support, a web browser, multimedia player, an FM radio and the Symbian S60 operating system. I have to admit I particularly love its email and VPN support.Both handsets can use Nokia’s Ovi service, and E63 even has enhanced file sharing capabilities.Given the success of the Nokia E71, we see no reason why the Nokia E63 should be any different, potentially swaying users who didn’t fancy learning a BlackBerry operating system or the E71’s higher price… especially when you consider that it is also much cheaper than the Nokia 6500 Slide and Classic handsets.

Nokia E63 Technical Specifications

Network (2G): GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 / GSM 850
Network (3G): UMTS 2100 / UMTS 900
Form factor : Block
Weight: 126 g (with battery)
Dimensions: 113.0 x 59.0 x 13.0 mm

Coloured: Yes, TFT, 16M colors
Size: 320 x 240 pixels
Shared memory 110 MB
Memory: microSD (TransFlash), up to 8GB
Polyphonic ringtones: Yes
MP3, True Tones: Yes

GPRS: Yes, Class 32, 100 kbps
EDGE: Yes, Class 32, 296 kbps
3G: Yes, 384 kbps
WLAN : Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
USB: Yes, 2.0 microUSB
Bluetooth: Yes, 2.0 with A2DP
WAP: Yes
Browser: Yes, WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML

Battery Type: Li-Po
Standby time: GSM: 432h
Talk time: GSM - 11h 30m

Selasa, 27 Januari 2009

The world’s most expensive mobile phone

Austrian luxury designer and jeweler Peter Aloisson has designed the world’s most expensive iPhone. While diamond studded mobile phones are nothing new, but this mobile phone is somewhat different because it’s an Apple iPhone… it has a nice name too, iPhone Princess Plus.This could well be the world’s most expensive mobile phone!

The otherwise standard iPhone features a line of white gold around the edge of the phone and is also encrusted with 138 high-quality cut diamonds. The phone derives its name from the Princess cut used on 138 of the 318 diamonds. The rest of the 180 diamonds are brilliant cut. Needless to say, all diamonds used are of the top quality!
This iPhone Princess Plus has a price tag of €120,000. But, if you can’t afford this pricey iPhone, you can buy the iPhone set only with brilliant-cut diamonds. This can be purchased at a price of €45,000 (USD66,150).

Rabu, 14 Januari 2009

Nokia N79 review

Nokia N79 is a newly launched entertainment-focused candybar mobile phone. The design is quite similar to Nokia N85, which was also announced just recently, although it comes with a more stylish focus.

For those worried about matching their mobile phone with their outfit when they hit the streets, three Xpress-on smart covers are included with Nokia N79. With the ability to change the covers and the phone’s themes, you will look cool everyday!In typical S60 fashion, a lot of the core functionality from older models remain, while new and improved features are seamlessly integrated. The Nokia N79 runs on Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2, and as expected there are a lot of things that remind one of older models with the same operating system.

The Nokia N79 integrates navigation, music with FM transmitter, high-speed connectivity, web browsing, over 10 preinstalled N-Gage games and an advanced camera in one compact device. The 5.0-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics comes with dual LED flash and video lights to captures clear images. Video can be edited on the N79 directly and photos can be geotagged to specific locations. The N79 comes with a combination of three Xpress-on smart covers of either Light Sea Blue, Espresso Brown, Olive Green, White and Coral Red.

Main Features of Nokia N79

* 2.4″ 16M-color LCD TFT display of QVGA resolution
* 5 megapixel autofocus camera with dual-LED flash and AF assist light
* VGA video recording at 30fps
* Symbian OS 9.3 with S60 3.2 UI
* ARM 11 369 MHz CPU
* Quad-band GSM support
* Wi-Fi with UPnP technology
* 3G with HSDPA support
* Built-in GPS with A-GPS functionality and 3 months of free voice-guided navigation
* microSD card slot with microSDHC support
* 4GB memory card included in the retail package
* Built-in accelerometer for UI auto-rotation
* Swappable Xpress-on smart covers (two of them in the box)
* 3.5 mm audio jack
* TV out
* Stereo FM Radio with RDS
* FM transmitter
* Navi wheel navigation
* USB and Bluetooth v2.0
* Free N-Gage games
* Keylock switch

Senin, 05 Januari 2009

Dual SIM and touch screen LG KS660

LG announced the new LG KS660 not too long ago. This is first touch screen phone by LG with a slot for two SIM-cards. LG points out this cellphone is designed for business people with a busy schedule, since both SIM cards are in the device, thus call waiting may be active for up to four calls at once.
Phones that allow using two SIM cards simultaneously are great and come in handy in a lot of situations. They allow you to carry only one, instead of two cellphones, which is necessary, in case you have a business number and a personal number for example. Unfortunately, with a few exceptions (made by Samsung), such devices are being developed by Chinese manufacturers with a doubtful reputation.That’s why the appearance of a dual SIM phone, coming from LG is a good news!

LG KS660 is equipped with special functions for business, managed through a convenient interface. In fact, I think it is this mini PC in a thin form factor. Touch screen provides quick access to all information necessary for conducting business. One click opens access to many widgets, including a calendar, plans, notebook, spreadsheet, which can be arranged to the way you like it.

Features of the LG KS660 dual SIM phone include:

* Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (900/1800/1900 MHz)
* 3 inch touch sensitive TFT-display with a WQVGA resolution 240×400 pixels and 262K colors
* 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, flash, and video recording (720×480)
* FM-radio
* 50 MB internal memory
* Memory card slot for microSD up to 4 GB
* Integrated accelerometer
* Slots for two SIM-cards
* Battery 950 mAh
* Standby time - 250 hours
* Time running conversation - 3.5 hours
* Dimensions - 105×55×14,9 mm
* Weight - 115 grams

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